Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jarad A. Denton
Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer 4 Clifford Bauman, while at Langley Air Force Base, Va., Aug. 22, 2013, reflects on the boots, gloves and hat he wore during search and rescue missions at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C., after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks. After the missions were over, Bauman placed the work gear in a closet and did not touch them again until 12 years later. Bauman attempted suicide as a result of post-traumatic stress disorder manifested from his experiences at the Pentagon on 9/11 attempting to recover survivors. Today Bauman is a staunch supporter of the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program, and always looks for ways to help service members in need.